Overtraining

July 25, 2017

 

Over training is a very common area in both fitness and sports. This can be caused from several different factors, and usually does not happen quickly, rather, over the course of time which results from prolonged training and a lack of recovery time. Over training is spotted when an athlete is unable to perform and adapt during training sessions. A serious decrease occurs in the athletes motivation and ability to properly perform. Athletes are continuously undergoing various training cycles, some of which are extremely tasking to the body. During this process, the overall performance of an athlete may be at risk. Aside from sports, personal stress may cause serious fatigue to occur in an athlete, which may disrupt training. “When athletes drive themselves beyond their physiological limits, they risk an accumulation of fatigue—the greater the fatigue, the greater the negative training effects, such as low rate of recovery, decreased coordination, and diminished power output”